New PUBG Map Testing Begins Soon, ‘Codename: Savage’
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has had a lot going this month. Just a few days ago the battle royale game’s weapon skin system went live, after which PUBG Corp celebrated the game’s one year anniversary since it launched on Steam. The party never stops, though, and now the dev is focusing on the new PUBG map, which was revealed last week during the Game Developers Conference (GDC). PUBG Corp has announced that testing will be commencing soon for the 4×4 map, while also explaining why it plans on having players test it out so early on in its development.
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Here’s what the PUBG crew had to say about what’s next:
“If you’ve been keeping up with all things PUBG, you may have already seen some screenshots and even a short clip from our upcoming 4×4 map. We promised you that you would get a chance to try the new map very early on and we are delivering on that promise. We haven’t released content so early in its development since our alpha testing stage. We’re doing this because we want to start getting your feedback as soon as possible and drive the development in the right direction.
So, how is it going to work?
At first, we are going to do a more limited test for Codename: Savage to make sure that nothing is too broken. Again, it’s a super early build, we hope you understand. The next test will be bigger!
The first testing window will open from the 2nd of April, 7pm PDT until the 5th of April, 4am PDT.”
The new PUBG map promises to be quite the wild ride. Depicted as a lush, tropical map, Codename: Savage is only 4x4km in size, which makes it roughly a quarter of the size of both Erangel and Miramar. This will make for much shorter, more chaotic rounds where the action seldom lets up.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is now available for PC and Xbox One.
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